Three Wooster, Orrville men charged for making meth

Three people remain jailed after they were located at a residence where an alleged meth cook finished minutes before law enforcement showed up to the scene.

Christopher Lawrence Brown, 26, 109 Billiar St., Wooster; Clark Nichols, 30, 425 Garfield Ave.; Orrville, and Lawrence Procario, 37, 1408 Spring Hill Drive, Orrville, all remain in jail Thursday on felony meth charges filed in Wayne County Municipal Court.

They are being held in the Wayne County Jail on bonds of 10 percent of $10,000 and have preliminary hearings scheduled next week.

The three men were arrested early Tuesday morning shortly after midnight when the Wayne County Sheriff's office went to Nichols' Orrville residence.

Capt. Doug Hunter said deputies went to the Garfield Avenue home to serve a warrant on Misty Hamilton, also of Orrville, who was located at the scene. She has been released from jail and has not been charged for any alleged involvement in the meth operation.

Hunter said Hamilton and the three men were reportedly found on a back patio talking outside. One of the men was allegedly in the process of weighing a substance later field-tested to be methamphetamine on a digital scale.

He added that several others chemicals used to make meth were found in the area and it appeared that they "had just completed" making a batch of the drug "within minutes" of deputies' arrival. Agents from the Medway Drug Enforcement Agency were called to the scene to assist with clean-up.

A 6-year-old child was also in the home.

Hunter said none of the four gave any statement or explanation of the scene.

"On our side, we were in the right place at the right time," Hunter said. "It was a fortunate situation from the law enforcement side of things."

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